The Telegraph is very confused this morning. "Motorists face tolls to drive on hard shoulder," it says, as if it is some kind of a threat. Of course, motorists are not currently allowed to drive on the hard shoulder in normal circumstances, so it's really more of an opportunity - for the better off. It seems like a bit of a crazy idea to me.
The problem for the Telegraph is that it has a campaign against road pricing. Therefore every example of road pricing must be bad.
Meanwhile, Alistair Darling has called for cheaper petrol prices, because it's a populist cause. Never mind global warming.